Today we went to the movies with the boys' school friends to watch the animated film, The Pirates - Band of Misfits. It was an okay movie, although I probably wouldn't sit through it again. The older two seemed to enjoy it more than the younger ones. The moral of the story was don't sell your friends out for a pot of gold. Good advice there :)
|Friends and popcorn the highlights of the day|
This was only the third time I've taken the boys to the movies which may sound incredible to a lot of people who seem to go at least once every school holidays. Thomas and Daniel last saw Cars 2 at the movies which they loved, and previous to that their first movie experience was How to Train your Dragon.
They are getting better at sitting still, although Daniel still got up several times today! We had no mad rushes to the toilet either which was great! The first time we went, I decided to go on the first day that school went back thinking it would be less crowded. Well, it certainly was that - we were the only ones in the movie theatre! The boys were unsure about being in a darkened room alone, although they soon made themselves at home. Their attention span didn't quite get them to the end of the movie as they proceeded to roll down stairs and tumble over seats, with popcorn flying in every direction! Goodness knows what the film projectionist was thinking - or is that all automated nowadays?
Sitting still for 80 minutes during a film meant that for the rest of the day they had to run, jump, argue and wrestle. The joys of boys.
My friend Josie probably got the raw end of the deal with the seating. Besides being next to our youngest two, she had the small boy next to her spill his coke everywhere - and then had to help clean it up because his Dad came unprepared. In addition, she had children behind her kicking her seat, with one shining a torch in her face and another playing with her hair. I had to laugh when she told me all this as I was totally oblivious to it all.
|The gang of four|
How old were your kids before they
sat still through a movie?